Are We Delivering Optimal Care?
ASCO notes that by 2030, the number of new cancer cases in the United States will increase by 45%, and cancer will become the nation's leading cause of death, largely as a result of the aging of our population.
Ongoing Disparity: Breast Cancer in African American Women
Although white women have a higher incidence of breast cancer than African American women (123.2/100,000 versus 118/100,000), African American women have a 40% higher mortality rate.
Screening for Distress Now a Routine Part of Quality Cancer Care-At Last
At the 2014 ASCO meeting, Oncology Nursing News sat down with Jimmie C. Holland, MD, the Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the recipient of the 2014 Giants of Cancer Careâ„¢ Award for her pioneering contributions in the field of supportive care.
Empowering Patients Along Their Cancer Journey
Many studies are currently assessing the role of patient navigation in
achieving both quantitative and qualitative improvements in cancer care,
and metrics have been developed to capture demonstrable evidence for
this relatively new subspecialty of oncology nursing practice. Yet amidst
all this fact-finding lives an individual patient with cancer.
"Choosing Wisely"- Beginning the Conversation
Conversations happen across clinical settings every day. In conjunction with her family, a mother makes decisions about radiation, chemotherapy, and surgical treatments for breast cancer.
Olanzapine Significantly Reduces CINV in Patients Receiving MEC
Reimagining Frailty Screenings in Head and Neck Cancer
Screening for Pain and Depression is Not Enough in Cancer Care
Niraparib-Based Triplet Therapy Offers OS Advantage in BRCA1/2+ mCRPC
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